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Stories & More for Preschoolers: Thursdays @ 11:00 am

We’re pleased to announce the return of our weekly gatherings for preschool children and their caregivers. Program Coordinator Maryellen Paull will lead a lively and interactive hour of stories, songs, crafts and other learning activities. These weekly sessions are a great way to help promote early literacy, and allow families to explore all the library has to offer. Programs will take place each Thursday morning at 11:00 am.  Stories will be shared outdoors when weather allows, with craft activities taking place in our Program Room. For all indoor activities, participants will be asked to wear face masks, and observe social distancing. If you have questions, please contact us.

Robert Downes – The Wolf & the Willow: October 7

Local author Robert Downes will present his latest novel, a prequel to the acclaimed Windigo Moon. This work of historical fiction is set against the clash of cultures between Native tribes and Spanish conquistadors along the Mississippi River in 1528. Mr. Downes will discuss the historical and cultural context of this momentous period, and it’s long-lasting impact. His presentation will take place at 7:00 pm in our Program Room. All in attendance are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask, as per CDC recommendations.

GLCL 1st Birthday Party: October 9

Come join the festivities as we celebrate the first birthday of the new and improved Glen Lake Community Library, with an open house from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday, October 9.  We have a full afternoon planned, including live music by Jim Dufford, cider and donuts, a Friends of the Library used book sale, and more. This is a great opportunity to come learn about your community library, with staff and volunteers on hand to answer your questions and highlight new features. Contact us if you have any questions.

Nature in Pastels: on display in the Program Room

Our latest community exhibit features the work of four area artists – Christine Nettleton, Jan Price, Julie Avery, and Lesa Seefeld – exploring and interpreting our regional landscapes with pastels. All four have worked in the arts for some time, but have more recently moved into painting with pastels through both individual and group explorations. Their work will be on display through October 29. They’ll also host an informal reception at the library in the coming weeks, at a date / time to be determined.

Living Nations, Living Words: Remembering Chiaboos   

September 22  CANCELED

This poetry reading exploring Native and Hungarian perspectives has been canceled due to a scheduling issue. For information about the poets, see their websites: Dr. Gordon Henry , Kimberly Blaeser  and Gabor Gyukics. For more information about Native Nations poets, visit Living Nations, Living Words.

Virtual Programs, Winter-Spring 2021: Resources

Tech Tips, with Steve Stanton

How to Get the Most out of Zoom and  How to Get the Most out of your iPhone or iPad.

Dinner with Friends, Abra Berens & special guests

Evan Hanczor, Table of Contents: Changua

Shauna Sever, Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland: Nebraskan Runzas & Cassata Cake

Abra Berens, Ruffage: Featured recipes. For recordings of Abra’s programs, click here.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: Hemp Horizons

Zoom presentation; websites & reading list.

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.